Question of the Week * July 27, 2015
Dear --FNAME--,

If you're an Apple Mac user, I apologize in advance.  Because Windows 10 will be released this week (July 29th), this Question of the Week email and probably the next one or two, will be about Windows 10.  Take note, though: even if you use a Mac, you mostly likely have friends or family who have Windows machines, so you might want to read through the question and answer anyway.  That way, you can be the source of information for them!

If you're a Windows Vista user, you really need to think about upgrading.  There are so many limitations with Windows Vista now and the operating system is old enough that you are really losing out on the advantages of a newer, faster computer.  Here at Keystone Computer Concepts, we have some great deals on both laptops and desktops.  We hope you'll check with us before you purchase a new computer!

Please consider sharing this email via social media and/or by forwarding in email.  Thanks.

The Windows 10 update will start appearing on July 29th.  We are asking you to NOT install the update until you hear from us via the Question of the Week email or our blog.  We are going to perform updates in our shop as soon as possible and this will allow us to alert you to any special steps you should take.  Remember, if your computer is eligible for a free Windows 10 update, you have an entire year to take advantage of the offer.  So, there's really no rush to update.  Let us experience the update difficulties, if there are any, first and then we can help you.
We'll announce our August webinars in next week's Question of the Week email.  Be sure to check them out!
Question of the Week
Question:  "I'm not sure I want to upgrade to Windows 10 right away.  Do I need to turn off Windows Updates so that Windows 10 doesn't install automatically?"
Answer:  If you are using a qualified Windows computer (running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1), you should reserve your copy of Windows 10.  For most users, an icon appears near the computer's clock on the task bar and clicking on that icon will allow you to reserve your computer of Windows 10.  (Should that icon not appear, let us know and we'll help you reserve your copy.)  If you do that, Windows 10 will download in the background sometime on or after July 29, 2015.  After it is downloaded, you will have the choice of when to install it - right away or later.  It will be your decision.

As noted above, however, we are asking everyone to refrain from installing the Windows 10 update until we have updated our computers in the shop.  We'll see what, if any, glitches there might be and then we'll share that information with you.